PK_ wrote:I still-hunt bedding areas but I try to do it outside of primerime outside of the rut. Highly unlikely to ‘ruin’ someone’s hunt or get a buck killed by another hunter.
As far as people being upset who cares. Any buck you kill on public land is a buck someone else would have wanted to kill.
I generally try everything I can to be respectful but guys who put up a bunch of illegal stands and get territorial, no I go out of my way to inconvenience them and drive the point home if given a chance.
I always leave something on their stand if I find it left out illegally, just to let them know I found their setup and don’t appreciate it. I used to have a bunch of business cards from an LEO for this very purpose.
I agree with hunting heavy pressured areas near primetime outside of the rut!! Im finding more and more that most of the stand littered public land is only pressured hard for a short pierod of time, mostly fire arm seasons, the rest of the time alot of places are light to maybe moderate pressure!